We invented the dessert trifecta of perfection last night. Something simple and easy to prepare, tasty, and we almost always have the cheap ingredients already on hand. I really wanted ice cream or at least some kind of dessert last night, but hiking out to the store seemed a long and arduous journey. I thought about making cookies instead, also too hard. I thought about asking my SO to make me cookies, no luck. So I had to get creative. I invented (I'm taking credit though I bet I read about someone doing this and just can't remember) a delicious dessert simple and easy enough that I talked my SO into making it for me.
Since I am a generous genius I will be sharing the recipe with you. Thanks can be sent in the form of checks, beer, or an ice cream delivery service.
Peanut butter oat balls
(Anyone have a better name for these? Obviously my genious is only for inventing desserts and not naming them.)
In order of importance (because we never actually measure anything when cooking):
- Peanut butter
Okay, so let's do some lazy math since we're making a lazy dessert. Ice cream, my original craving, costs between $2 and $7 at our local grocery store depending on brand, sales, and size. This recipe cost us roughly $1 for all the ingredients. Luckily my SO's labor is free. I will also make the completely unsubstantiated claim that my genius dessert is healthier than ice cream. If you use the peanuts and salt version of peanut butter, which my SO is addicted to, you will find that you can even pronounce all four of the ingredients with a second grade reading level.
Okay, on to the steps.
- Put ingredients in a bowl
- Add more of something
- Repeat until delicious or full, hopefully the former first and the latter second
- Roll into balls to eat by hand or eat with your mixing fork straight out of the bowl